ERIC Number: ED347073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Natural and Man Made Objects. Operation Waste Watch: The New Three Rs for Elementary School. Kindergarten. [Second Edition.]
Virginia State Dept. of Waste Management, Richmond. Div. of Litter & Recycling.
This publication, the first in a series of seven, for elementary schools, is an environmental education curriculum guide with a focus on waste management issues. It presents a unit of exercises selected for kindergarten students to introduce the ideas of natural and man-made objects in the environment and the topics of waste and litter. Litter is cited as one problem that very young children can comprehend and solve personally. They can learn to dispose of waste properly, help recycle some items, and come to understand how their own behavior affects the environment. The activities included in this unit nurture a first step in building a sense of environmental responsibility. The unit discusses the following major ideas: (1) the environment contains both natural and mand-made objects; (2) objects become waste when they are of no further use to humans; (3) litter is waste that is either made or used by people and is in the wrong place through the improper actions of people; and (4) people are responsible for disposing of waste properly. The individual activities correlate with the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning Objectives in Science; however, the material is designed to be interdisciplinary and may also be used to meet social science, health, language arts, mathematics and art requirements. A list of additional resources (articles, magazines, educational curricula) is included. (MCO)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Waste Management, Richmond. Div. of Litter & Recycling.